Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hmmmmmmmm.......1955

In 1955 (the year I was born)

Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US *Well, I work for Eisenhower Medical Center*

Hurricane "Diane" claims 184 lives form North Carolina to New England *My husband was being conceived in New England...during a storm no doubt*

Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat, which leads to bus segregation being declared unconstitutional *rock on Rosa*

The AFL merges with the CIO, creating the nation's largest labor union *And then I became bestest friends with the head of the Ohio AFL-CIO's daughter, Phyl, all thru high school*

Dr. Jonas Salk discovers a vaccine for polio *And the Katz's are related to Dr. Salk's mother somehow so hey to cuzzin Jonas....it's a small world after all*

The Scrabble board game debuts *Which is a staple in my mother's house and no one escapes..all must play...also, my cousin Bobby is a PROFESSIONAL SCRABBLE PLAYER..yes, world ranked my friends...world ranked*

Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California *My friend in Worthington, OH, Sandi Gross' father was the first Gen Mgr of Disneyland...it was her backyard...Walt Disney was "Uncle Walt"...wild...*

Kevin Costner, John Grisham, Arsenio Hall, Steve Jobs, and Billy Bob Thornton are born (hello!)

Charlie Parker, Albert Einstein, and James Dean die *Einstein died...BUMMER...I had to do a report in a physiologic psychology class on "genius" and I entitled it: "GENIUS BRAINS: WHAT''S EINSTEIN GOT THAT I AINT GOT"...I got a "B"...*

Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series *This must have made my Dad semi-happy as he was from Manhattan....tho he was a Yankee fan*

Cleveland Browns win the NFL champion ship *this must have made my Dad semi-happy as he was a displaced New Yorker now living in Ohio*

Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup *this would have meant nothing to my Dad unless he bet on them and they won*

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is published *this would have meant nothing to anyone in my family as Nabokov was Russian and they were the "bad guys"...even the authors...cold war and all, you understand...*

2 comments:

Stephanie Jette said...

I absolutely love your blogs!!

The Slusser Family said...

heheh. . .you admit it now! For years you had us convinved it was 56 because you were born the last week of 55. . .funny lady. See you tomorrow!!! :)